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 November 1, 2017  Posted by  Tagged with:

For most students, education-related debt is a fact of life. How does that reality weigh on the decisions students make? Come see recent Cornell graduate Hugo Genes’ provocative take on the ways choosing an elite university prepares students for the future, or doesn’t, on December 1 at 5:30pm, in White Lecture Hall on Duke’s East Campus.

A panel discussing the film and the questions it poses will follow immediately, in West Duke 101.

The panel will include:

  • Nikki Smith, Assistant Director, Career and Development Center, Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Carina Arellano, Duke University Admissions Officer
  • Adam Tomasiello, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University
  • John A Forlines III, Executive in Residence of Economics
  • Irene Jasper, Director of Student Lending and Personal Finance

The film, produced by recent Cornell graduate Hugo Genes, is a hybrid documentary, with dramatized elements, that explores the decision making process of college bound students when seeking potentially lucrative jobs in the finance sector, how the universities play upon those expectations, how financial institutions recruit heavily on Ivy League campuses and whether or not those students who choose that path are then well-prepared to pay off their college debt, when they graduate and whether or not they would be equally well served obtaining undergraduate degrees from less expensive options.